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797 terms
Barron's GRE Vocabulary
epistemology
abdicate
aberrant
abeyance
branch of philosophy tha texamines the nature of knowledge
to give up a position, right, or power
deviating from what is normal
temporary suppression or suspension
epistemology
branch of philosophy tha texamines the nature of knowledge
abdicate
to give up a position, right, or power
302 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist C
cabal
cache
cacophonous
cadge
small group of persons secretly united to promote their own i…
hiding place; V.
discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of…
beg; mooch; panhandle
cabal
small group of persons secretly united to promote their own i…
cache
hiding place; V.
254 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist A
abase
abash
abate
abbreviate
lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose s…
embarrass
subside or moderate
shorten
abase
lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose s…
abash
embarrass
242 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist D
dabble
damp
dank
daub
work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily…
slightly wet, diminish, mute
damp; unpleasantly wet
Coat; smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex.…
dabble
work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily…
damp
slightly wet, diminish, mute
110 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist B
badger
baffle
bait
baleful
pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking ag…
frustrate; perplex
harass; tease; torment; Ex. badger baiting; N: food or other…
evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign…
badger
pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking ag…
baffle
frustrate; perplex
1,933 terms
Barron's GRE vocabulary 1900/3500 words
abjure
ablution
bane
baneful
renounce upon death; disavow. (v.)... "Pressure from university…
washing. (n.)... His daily ablutions were accompanied by loud no…
curse; cause of ruin. (n.)... Lucy's little brother was the bane…
destructive; causing ruin or death. (adj.).... Anointment seems…
abjure
renounce upon death; disavow. (v.)... "Pressure from university…
ablution
washing. (n.)... His daily ablutions were accompanied by loud no…
248 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist S
saboteur
saccharine
sacrilegious
sacrosanct
one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property... Members of th…
cloyingly sweet... She tried to ingratiate herself, speaking swe…
desecrating; profane... His stealing of the altar cloth was a ve…
most sacred; inviolable... The brash insurance salesman invaded…
saboteur
one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property... Members of th…
saccharine
cloyingly sweet... She tried to ingratiate herself, speaking swe…
103 terms
Barron's GRE Vocabulary Set 4
exacerbate
exact
exculpate
excrable
v. to aggravate; make worse
v. to force the payment of; demand and obtain by authority
v. to clear of blame; vindicate
adj. detestable; abhorrent
exacerbate
v. to aggravate; make worse
exact
v. to force the payment of; demand and obtain by authority
59 terms
Barron's GRE Vocabulary
Ahistorical
Ambiguous
Ambivalence
Anomaly
unconcerned with or unrelated to history, historical developm…
unclear or doubtful in meaning.
mixed feelings or emotions
deviation from what is normal; irregular
Ahistorical
unconcerned with or unrelated to history, historical developm…
Ambiguous
unclear or doubtful in meaning.
319 terms
Barron's GRE Vocabulary
Abate
Aberrant
Abeyance
Abscond
become less intense or widespread... "the storm suddenly abated"…
departing from an accepted standard... "aberrant chromosomes"... S:…
a state of temporary disuse or suspension... "matters were held…
leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to avoid detection of…
Abate
become less intense or widespread... "the storm suddenly abated"…
Aberrant
departing from an accepted standard... "aberrant chromosomes"... S:…
800 terms
Barron's GRE Vocabulary
epistemology
abdicate
aberrant
abeyance
branch of philosophy tha texamines the nature of knowledge
to give up a position, right, or power
deviating from what is normal
temporary suppression or suspension
epistemology
branch of philosophy tha texamines the nature of knowledge
abdicate
to give up a position, right, or power
41 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist N
nadir
naivete
narcissist
narrative
lowest point... Although few people realized it, the Dow-Jones…
quality of being unsophisticated; simplicity; artlessness; gu…
conceited person... A _____ is his own best friend.
related to telling a story... A born teller of tales, Olsen use…
nadir
lowest point... Although few people realized it, the Dow-Jones…
naivete
quality of being unsophisticated; simplicity; artlessness; gu…
153 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist M
macabre
machiavellian
machinations
magisterial
gruesome; grisly... The city morgue is a macabre spot for the un…
crafty; double-dealing; cunning... I do not think he will be a g…
evil schemes or plot/plan... assasination... I can see through your…
authoritative; imperious... The learned doctor laid down the law…
macabre
gruesome; grisly... The city morgue is a macabre spot for the un…
machiavellian
crafty; double-dealing; cunning... I do not think he will be a g…
64 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist L
laborious
labyrinth
lachrymose
lackadaisical
demanding much work or care; tedious... In putting together his…
maze... Tom and Becky were lost in the labyrinth of secret caves.
producing tears... His voice has a lachrymose quality that is mo…
lacking purpose or zest(enthu) ; halfhearted; languid(week)... H…
laborious
demanding much work or care; tedious... In putting together his…
labyrinth
maze... Tom and Becky were lost in the labyrinth of secret caves.
127 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist P-1
pacifist
pacify
painstaking
palatable
one opposed to war/ force; antimilitarist (người theo chủ ngh…
soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue
showing hard work; taking great care; meticulous... The new high…
agreeable; pleasing to the taste... Neither Jack's underbaked op…
pacifist
one opposed to war/ force; antimilitarist (người theo chủ ngh…
pacify
soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue
256 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist I
iconoclastic
ideology
idiom
idiosyncrasy
attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attack…
system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings…
individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarit…
iconoclastic
attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attack…
ideology
system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
71 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist O
obdurate
obfuscate
objective
objective
stubborn... He was obdurate in his refusal to listen to our comp…
confuse; muddle... Do not obfuscate the issues by dragging in ir…
not influenced by emotions; fair... Even though he was her son,…
goal; aim... A degree in medicine was her ultimate objective.
obdurate
stubborn... He was obdurate in his refusal to listen to our comp…
obfuscate
confuse; muddle... Do not obfuscate the issues by dragging in ir…
168 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist R
rail
rally
ramble
ramification
scold; rant... You may rail at him all you want; you will never…
call up or summon (forces, vital powers etc); revive or recup…
wander aimlessly (physically or mentally)... Listening to the te…
branching out; subdivision... We must examine all the ramificati…
rail
scold; rant... You may rail at him all you want; you will never…
rally
call up or summon (forces, vital powers etc); revive or recup…
10 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist K
kaleidoscope
ken
kernel
killjoy
tube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of c…
range of knowledge... I cannot answer your question since this m…
central or vital point
grouch; spoilsport... At breakfast we had all been enjoying our…
kaleidoscope
tube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of c…
ken
range of knowledge... I cannot answer your question since this m…
195 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist E
earthy
ebb
ebullient
eccentric
unrefined; coarse... His earthy remarks often embarrassed the wo…
recede; lessen... His fortunes began to ebb during the recession.
showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm His ebullient…
odd; whimsical; irregular... The comet passed close by the earth…
earthy
unrefined; coarse... His earthy remarks often embarrassed the wo…
ebb
recede; lessen... His fortunes began to ebb during the recession.
12 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist J
jaded
jargon
jaundiced
jeopardy
fatigued; surfeited(eating until excessively full)... He looked…
language used by special group; gibberish... We tried to underst…
yellowed; prejudiced; envious... She gazed at the painting with…
exposure to death or endanger; put at risk; imperil... Legally,…
jaded
fatigued; surfeited(eating until excessively full)... He looked…
jargon
language used by special group; gibberish... We tried to underst…
108 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist T
tacit
taciturn
tactile
taint
understood; not put into words... We have a tacit agreement base…
habitually silent; talking a little... New Englanders are repute…
pertaining to the organs or sense of touch... His callused hands…
contaminated; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of so…
tacit
understood; not put into words... We have a tacit agreement base…
taciturn
habitually silent; talking a little... New Englanders are repute…
125 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist F
fabricate
facade
facet
facetious
build; lie... Because of the child's tendency to fabricate, we h…
front of the building; superficial or false appearance.... The f…
small plane surface (of a gem); a side; one side of something…
humorous; joking... Your facetious remarks are not appropriate a…
fabricate
build; lie... Because of the child's tendency to fabricate, we h…
facade
front of the building; superficial or false appearance.... The f…
76 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist V
vacillate
vacuous
vagary
vagrant
waver; fluctuate... Uncertain which suitor she ought to marry, t…
empty; lacking in ideas; stupid... The candidate's vacuous remar…
caprice; whim; unpredictable change... She followed every vagary…
stray; random... He tried to study, but could not collect his va…
vacillate
waver; fluctuate... Uncertain which suitor she ought to marry, t…
vacuous
empty; lacking in ideas; stupid... The candidate's vacuous remar…
66 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist H
habituate
hackneyed
haggle
hallowed
accustom or familiarize
commonplace; trite... The English teacher criticized her story b…
argue about prices... I prefer to shop in a store that has a one…
blessed; consecrated; holy (thiêng liêng, được phù hộ)... She wa…
habituate
accustom or familiarize
hackneyed
commonplace; trite... The English teacher criticized her story b…
25 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist Q
quack
quail
quaint
qualified
charlatan; impostor... Do not be misled by the exorbitant claims…
cower; lose heart... He was afraid that he would quail in the fa…
odd; old-fashioned; picturesque... Her quaint clothes and old-fa…
limited; restricted... Unable to give the candidate full support…
quack
charlatan; impostor... Do not be misled by the exorbitant claims…
quail
cower; lose heart... He was afraid that he would quail in the fa…
74 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist G
gadfly
gaffe
gainsay
galaxy
animal-biting fly; irritating person
social blunder
deny
large; isolated system of stars & planets; collection of bril…
gadfly
animal-biting fly; irritating person
gaffe
social blunder
60 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist U
ubiquitous
ulterior
ultimate
ultimatum
being everywhere; omnipresent... That Christmas "The Little Drum…
situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; kept hidden…
final; not susceptible to further analysis; highest in degree…
last/final demand; warning... Since they have ignored our ultima…
ubiquitous
being everywhere; omnipresent... That Christmas "The Little Drum…
ulterior
situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; kept hidden…
252 terms
Barron's GRE Vocabulary
lacking originality
avuncular
atavism
abject
trite
like an uncle
reappearance of a genetic trait after absence
extremely bad
lacking originality
trite
avuncular
like an uncle
2,000 terms
Barron's GRE Vocabulary Wordlist 4759
devoid
narcissist
meteoric
insularity
empty; lacking
conceited person; N. narcissism; CF. narcissus
like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric ris…
narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; iso…
devoid
empty; lacking
narcissist
conceited person; N. narcissism; CF. narcissus
299 terms
Barron's Root Roundup (GRE)
WITHOUT, ABSENCE OF, NOT
FROM, AWAY, OFF
HARSH, BITTER, SOUR
DRIVE, DO, LEAD, ACT, MOVE
A/ AN... anarchy... anaerobic... apathy
AB/ABS... abstain... absence
ACER/ACID/ACRI... acidic... acrid... acerbate
ACT/AG... action... actress, actor
WITHOUT, ABSENCE OF, NOT
A/ AN... anarchy... anaerobic... apathy
FROM, AWAY, OFF
AB/ABS... abstain... absence
852 terms
Barron's 800 essential words for the GRE
Abase
Abash
Abate
Abbreviate
Meaning - To lower in rank, prestige, or esteem, to humiliate…
Meaning - To make ashamed or uneasy, disconcert, to embarrass…
Meaning - to decrease in force or intensity, to decrease in a…
Meaning - To make short or shorter, To reduce in force, effic…
Abase
Meaning - To lower in rank, prestige, or esteem, to humiliate…
Abash
Meaning - To make ashamed or uneasy, disconcert, to embarrass…
800 terms
Barron's GRE Essential Words 800
abate
abdicate
aberrant
abeyance
to decrease; reduce
to give up a position, right, or power
deviating from what is normal
temporary suppression or suspension
abate
to decrease; reduce
abdicate
to give up a position, right, or power
22 terms
Barron's GRE Flashcards
Refractory
Precipitate
Prodigality
rarefied
Obstinately stubborn; resistant to treatment; intractable; un…
Showing undue haste or unexpectedness
Wasteful extravagance; recklessness with money; uncontrolled…
Made less dense (of gas); elevated in nature
Refractory
Obstinately stubborn; resistant to treatment; intractable; un…
Precipitate
Showing undue haste or unexpectedness
20 terms
Barron's GRE Words
Abate
Abdicate
Aberrant
Abeyance
to decrease; reduce
to give up a position, right, or power
deviating from what is normal
a temporary suppression or suspension
Abate
to decrease; reduce
Abdicate
to give up a position, right, or power
333 terms
Barron's GRE High Frequency Words 333
abate
aberrant
abeyance
abscond
(verb) make less active or intense... ate: Make something Less
(noun) one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm…
(noun) temporary cessation or suspension... a+beyance : here c…
(verb) run away; usually includes taking something or somebod…
abate
(verb) make less active or intense... ate: Make something Less
aberrant
(noun) one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm…
1,104 terms
Barron's 1100 GRE Vocabulary and Idioms
"a blind alley"
"a bolt from the blue"
"a cat's paw"
"a feather in one's cap"
a direction that leads nowhere
a great surpise
a person used as a tool or dupe
something to be proud of
"a blind alley"
a direction that leads nowhere
"a bolt from the blue"
a great surpise
1,437 terms
Barron's GRE combo
abate
aberrant
abeyance
abscond
subside or moderate
abnormal or deviant
suspended action
depart secretly and hide
abate
subside or moderate
aberrant
abnormal or deviant
20 terms
Barron's 800 GRE - set 1
anarchy
avuncular
castigation
connoisseur
absence of government; state of disorder
like an uncle, benevolent and tolerant
punishment; chastisement; criticism
expert in matters of taste; expert knowledge or training
anarchy
absence of government; state of disorder
avuncular
like an uncle, benevolent and tolerant
19 terms
Barron's 800 for GRE
abate
abdicate
aberrant
abeyance
V. /减弱,减少/subside; decrease; reduce
v. 正式放棄(權力等); 退(位); 辭(職) to give up a position
adj.異常的
動詞:終止;擱置 temporary suppression or suspension
abate
V. /减弱,减少/subside; decrease; reduce
abdicate
v. 正式放棄(權力等); 退(位); 辭(職) to give up a position
20 terms
Barron's 800 GRE - set 2
abate
anodyne
axiomatic
cataclysm
to decrease; reduce
something that calms or soothes pain
taken for granted; self-evident truth
a violent upheaval that causes great destruction and change
abate
to decrease; reduce
anodyne
something that calms or soothes pain
20 terms
Barron's 800 GRE - set 10
abstemious
apothegm
behemoth
centripetal
moderate in appetite
a terse, witty saying
huge creature; anything very large and powerful
moving or directed toward a center
abstemious
moderate in appetite
apothegm
a terse, witty saying
20 terms
Barron's 800 GRE - set 9
abscond
apogee
bedizen
centrifugal
to depart secretly
the point in an orbit most distant from the body being orbite…
to dress in a vulgar, showy manner
moving away from a center
abscond
to depart secretly
apogee
the point in an orbit most distant from the body being orbite…
20 terms
Barron's 800 GRE - set 19
aesthetic
archeology
bovine
cloister
relating to beauty or the arts
the study of material evidence of past human life
cowlike
to confine; seclude
aesthetic
relating to beauty or the arts
archeology
the study of material evidence of past human life
20 terms
Barron's 800 GRE - set 14
accrue
apprise
blandishment
chivalry
to accumulate; grow by additions
to inform
flattery
the qualities idealized by knighthood such as bravery and gal…
accrue
to accumulate; grow by additions
apprise
to inform
20 terms
Barron's 800 GRE - set 15
adamant
approbation
blase
churlish
uncompromising; unyielding
praise, approval
bored because of frequent indulgence; unconcerned
rude; boorish
adamant
uncompromising; unyielding
approbation
praise, approval
20 terms
Barron's 800 GRE - set 8
abscission
apex
beatify
celestial
the act of cutting; the natural separation of a leaf or other…
the highest point
to sanctify; to bless; to ascribe a virtue to
concerned with sky or heavens; sublime
abscission
the act of cutting; the natural separation of a leaf or other…
apex
the highest point
20 terms
Barron's 800 GRE - set 20
affected
ardor
brazen
coagulate
pretentious; phony
great emotion or passion
bold; shameless
thicken; congeal
affected
pretentious; phony
ardor
great emotion or passion
166 terms
Barron's GRE Wordlist P-2
plasticity
platitude
platonic
plaudit
ability to be molded... When clay dries out, it loses its _____…
trite remark; commonplace statement; cliches... The _____ in hi…
purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire; not ph…
enthusiastic approval;round of applause... The theatrical compa…
plasticity
ability to be molded... When clay dries out, it loses its _____…
platitude
trite remark; commonplace statement; cliches... The _____ in hi…
20 terms
Barron's 800 GRE - set 17
admonish
apropos
bombastic
clamor
to caution or reprimand
relevant
pompous; using inflated language
noisy outcry
admonish
to caution or reprimand
apropos
relevant
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